Intervention for children with word-finding difficulty: Impact on fluency during spontaneous speech for children using English as their native or as an additional language

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Howell, Peter


The 7th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS 2015), Edinburgh, Scotland (2015)


DiSS, EAL, intervention, stuttering, word-finding


Types of intervention that could be targeted when there are high rates of word-finding difficulty were examined for any impact they had on speech fluency (whole-word repetition rate in particular). Results are reported that are interpreted as showing that a semantic-based intervention has an impact on fluency as well as word-finding.


University of Edinburgh; August 8-9, 2015